I have grown as an artist and branched out into so many mediums that I never would have tried before. I started out as a quilter so the world of mixed media and ephemera were things I had never heard of.
My first class was a doll with a beaded face class. I felt so welcomed by the teacher and students that I couldn't wait for year 2.
I took metal and soldering and altering board books and band-aid boxes, and no one told me my pages were lumpy or crooked, they said they were beautiful and they meant it.
I learned that I really did miss fabric after a fabric journal class, using luscious laces and velvets and silks substituted for the quilters cottons. Now I still work with the other mediums but my first love fabric is always present.
I also have grown as a person, learning that people will love me for me, I can be myself now that i have found who I want to be.
We laugh, cry, hope, learn and support each other.
The genuine friendships I have developed between students and teachers will last a lifetime.
I am SO PROUD to call Art Is...You family.
Sallianne and Ellen should be very proud of their family.
You can find Colleen most weekends at Coventry Farmers Market where she sells her fabric and jewelry art.